The chances are that your local Ford dealer is a buzz right now with excitement around the brand new Ford Mustang Mach-E. This fully electric SUV is certainly worth all of the attention it’s earning, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect in every way.
Whether you’re interested in picking up a Mach-E from your favorite Ford dealer, or you just like to stay on top of what’s happening at the Ford Motor Company, here are some of the pros and cons associated with the new Mach-E.
Bad News First
When people are presented with the option of hearing the good news or the bad news first, it’s common to rip the band-aid off with the bad news out of the gate. While you won’t find too many problems with this innovative SUV, there are a few things to consider.
First off, even though the Mach-E is named after Ford’s most popular pony car, the Mustang, the Mach-E’s only real commonality is its name. Many drivers think Ford gave it the Mustang name to help build interest. Funny enough, the Mach-E is cool enough that it doesn’t really need a superficial boost.
The only other real con associated with this new four-door SUV is that it’s Ford’s first attempt at a vehicle like this. That means there are going to be some hiccups along the way. There were some initial reports of issues regarding getting the Mach-e to start. Ford is aware of the issue and reported it has to do with the vehicle’s internal software. The issue is fixable but does require visiting a Ford dealer’s service department. Luckily, this problem only affects a relatively small number of early released models, so it shouldn’t stop anyone from picking one out today.
There’s More Good News
There are plenty of reasons that the Mach-E is worth considering for your next crossover. Start with the available all-wheel drive provided by multiple electric motors. Because it’s an electric vehicle, the 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque are available almost instantly. You can blast off from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and enjoy up to 305 miles of range on a full charge.
Since the Mach-E is electric, you’re only gas station stops will be for bathrooms and snacks. You also don’t have to worry about some of the same maintenance issues that you have to take care of with a gas engine, like oil changes.
The other major pro is that the Mach-E’s battery is located under the floor of the car instead of under the hood. That means you get more room inside your cabin for passengers, cargo, and technology.
Speaking of technology, everyone seems to love the massive 15.5-inch touchscreen that provides easy access to the vehicle’s information, apps, and other features. The most popular available features are the mobile hotspot, Bang & Olufsen audio system, and the updated Ford SYNC software.
Get All Of The Details From Your Local Ford Dealer
Since buying a car is a very personal experience, the best way to learn about all of the ups and downs of Ford’s latest innovation is to stop by your Ford dealer. Take one for a test drive, ask all of your questions, and see how it compares. Even though this SUV had a few initial problems, it’s certainly worth a second look today.